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Cadel Evans better than Armstrong. ???(13 posts)

Cadel Evans better than Armstrong. ???BigRingKing
May 29, 2002 7:31 PM
Cadel has won many world cup MTB races, was Australian MTB champ for several years and now looks poised to grace the podium in the Giro.
I remember reading about Armstrong's poor performance in a NORBA XC, after which he described the race as being harder than any stage in the TDF.
Proves that MTBers can cross over to the dark side with relative ease, however the same can't be said for the poor old roadies (unless of course they do ride off road as well)

Surely you're not seriousmickey-mac
May 29, 2002 7:48 PM
First of all, most pro mtbers spend more time training on the road than they do on the dirt. I'd wager that few pros racing road in Europe spend much time on mountain bikes. Mtb crossovers are therefore at an instant advantage. As for Armstong's poor performance in a NORBA race, do you think the riders who finished ahead of him would beat him in the Tour, or even a single stage of the Tour? Do you really think that one strong performance in a European tour by a former mtber really "proves that MTBers can cross over to the dark side with relative ease"? I think it's great that Evans is tearing it up in the Giro, and I hope that Miguel Martinez makes his papa proud on the road. However, declaring the blanket supremacy of pro mtbers over pro roadies may be a bit premature.
Don't take the bait! Let it die... (nm)yfoiler
May 29, 2002 8:29 PM
Don't take the bait! Let it die... (nm)crosscut
May 29, 2002 8:40 PM
Yeah, it's dead. Don't respond.
the money is better in road racinggtx
May 29, 2002 10:33 PM
Pro mtbers are leaving mtb racing in droves because the money isn't as good as it is in road racing. I can't see any reason for a pro road racer to cross over to mtb racing. Cadel is a very talented CYCLIST, but I doubt anyone would say he is more talented at Armstrong. Regarding mtb vs. road racing, having done a decent amount of both, I would say they are very different, but it is hard to say one is more difficult than the other.
May 30, 2002 1:38 AM
Is cadel riding in the TDF? It would be nice to see him 35 minutes behind LA getting buried by the postal train. If anymore riders get kicked out of the Giro there may be only the 3 left for the podium
Can't resistMel Erickson
May 30, 2002 5:17 AM
Well, let's look at it this way. Evans is just a few seconds ahead of Tyler Hamilton and may very well lose the race to him in the time trial. Last year Hamilton was a domestique for LA (albeit the #1 domestique). He, literally, carried water for LA. Enough said about the relative abilities. Now, I hope and expect to see Evans on the podium. I think it's great for cycling in general and road cycling in particular. There's a whole generation of cyclists that know nothing about road cycling because they grew up mountain biking, but they are avid cyclists. Cadel's success can only draw interest from a new group of cycling fanatics and that's good for the sport. Go Cadel!
Going out on a limb here... RRP=BRKbiknben
May 30, 2002 5:30 AM
What do you think Doug? I think your post about missing RadRon has brought us a new poster. The capitalization in the handle sparked my interest.
yeah that guy is still herelongfellow68
May 30, 2002 5:46 AM
I think (imthehotone) down below is also the same person.
You can tell, he replies to every reply.

That guy never left...
re: Cadel Evans better than Armstrong. ???BMW
May 30, 2002 5:31 AM
If I'm not mistaken, I think Cadel was road racing before he made the switch to MTB racing, and then back to road!
YepMel Erickson
May 30, 2002 6:05 AM
He's a roadie who went bad and saw the money, ahhhhh I mean, light, and repented.
Nope. Cadel hasn't walked on the moon :) nmmr_spin
May 30, 2002 7:58 AM
Check stage 17.... nmlongfellow68
May 30, 2002 8:32 AM